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Cheryl-Lee Bek's Tinks Dan &Cindy

Recreational Activities Officer From New South Wales, Australia


Cheryl-Lee 9th Jan 2020 Recreational Activities Officer

Recycled Magazine Scrapbooks

Awesome idea I can't wait to put some scrapbooks together with old magazines.
I got a lot of old calenders donated, I am in the process of laminating and I am putting a variety of suggested questions for reminiscing sessions which they love.
I then put up to 10 pics in each folder for group sessions or one one ones.
Thankyou Golden Carers for inspiration.
Cheryl-Lee Bek's Tinks Dan 20th Nov 2019 Recreational Activities Officer


I reuse paper towel holders, glad wrap etc but didnt think for hygene purposes toilet would be allowed. so it is ok?
Cheryl-Lee 13th Nov 2019 Recreational Activities Officer

15 Ways to get the Participation of your Nursing Team

We do have some amazing staff that pitch in and make the most of the day by joining in and initiating activities, but do need many more tips for the rest of them as the Dementia Unit can be challenging, physically and mentally draining most times it is also so rewarding, the success truly is based aroud the whole team not just the REC team.Also now the new accreditation standards are based on person centred care I am feeling overwhelmed keeping up. TIME just never seems enough. I see the benefits of one on ones and see as the dementia deteriorates one on ones are more needed and less confusing to the resident for instructions etc.
Group activities are great and I now work with smaller groups. They are enjoyed so much more. I am trying to involve more volunteers in the unit to make it run smoother.
Cheryl-Lee 26th Oct 2019 Recreational Activities Officer

Friendship Afternoon

Ive been doing the bread maker for a while now and they all love fresh bread with jam and butter. Only takes a few minutes to pop on and ready for the afternoon or they have had it for supper. I am yet to try adding some different flavours to the mix, sultanas or cheese and herbs.
Cheryl-Lee 8th Oct 2019 Recreational Activities Officer

Name the Insect Quiz

Hi Shirley
This is a great activity for one on one or group but I too am trying to work out how to enlarge the pictures to have maybe 4-6 to a page as they are small too see.
Memory match is great for our dementia residents but they work better with fewer pictures and larger size.
Thanks for the great ideas.
Cheryl-Lee 30th Aug 2019 Recreational Activities Officer

Remembering Judy Garland

Wow this is perfect for reminiscing our beautiful stars.
I can't wait to print out put in a little portfolio apart from group reminiscing activity im sure many of our residents will enjoy reading these memories.
Thanks Heaps
Cheryl-Lee 15th Jun 2019 Recreational Activities Officer

Sensory Pouches for Dementia Care

Where did you find the plastic balloons??
Thank you in advance.
Cheryl-Lee 10th Apr 2019 Recreational Activities Officer

How to Start a New Resident Welcome Program

Wow all fantastic ideas, I will be printing off and take to our next meeting to share with the team. It can be so hard doing the required admission asking so many questions these are great ideas to implement and help our resident adjust to their new home.
We are all welcoming and inviting upon arrival but love the ideas that we can add.
Thankyou heaps
Cheryl-Lee 6th Mar 2019 Recreational Activities Officer

Rhyming Riddles 1

Wow my printer & laminator are working overtime.
I love everything about Golden Carers. I am in the process of putting together quiz books etc for our SCU. I printed a few off and one of our nurses wants more. She said she has a large group of residents that love doing these. We have two ends of our unit that are both very busy,so I will have a book printed either end. It is so great our nurses are wanting to get involved, as an Activity Officer it truly does lighten the load when we work as, one team one dream and Golden Carers is enabling us to do just that.
Thanks Heaps
Cheryl-Lee 6th Mar 2019 Recreational Activities Officer

Remembering the clothesline

Love the poem I am only 50 and had a giggle as it suits my childhood and when I had my babies. We are doing Laundry Week at the moment. This will be most helpful.

Thankyou Heaps